Top Websites for Restaurants

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New York Magazine
Large database with excellent, multiple filters and refinements. Sort by neighborhood, cuisine, price range, features, menus, star ratings. Also includes best of, openings including menus and photos, critics pick and videos. Find restaurants by dish, cheap eats and more.

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New York Times
Selective Database. Browse by neighborhood, price, New York Times rating, cuisine, meal and critics picks. Sort results by rating, price and recently reviewed entries.

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Time Out New York
Comprehensive Database. Browse by cuisine type, neighborhood or borough and price options including discounts available. Use multiple options to refine your search. Time Out New York also features best of lists, events and deals, openings, cheap eats, blogs, and reviews.

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Savory New York
New York restaurant reviews, ratings, recommendations, menus, maps and video interviews with top chefs. Browse by neighborhood, cuisine or "What's Hot Right Now".

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The Village Voice
Large database where you can search for restaurants or filter by cuisine type, neighborhood, price and features such as critics picks. Site includes photos and videos, restaurant descriptions, reviews and an interactive map with a "Find Nearby" feature.

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Yelp
Comprehensive listings, reviews and ratings. Search by neighborhood, distance, features such as outdoor seating, price and cuisine categories. You can sort by highest ratings and reviews as well. Includes photos and off-the-beaten path gems. Includes a "Take Reservations" feature.

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Open Table
Free restaurant reservations and booking on the site. Select by location, cuisine type, restaurant name, date, time and party size. Includes reviews, deals, events and an "Earn Points Toward Free Meals" reward program. Filter results by location, price and cuisine.

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Urbanspoon
Large database with highly refined filtering. Browse by neighborhood, cuisine type, price, special features including dietary restrictions and restaurants near a certain location. Site features reviews by food critics, bloggers, users and sorts by the 100 best restaurants.

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Menu Pages
Includes over 9,400 menus for New York City restaurants. Search by restaurant name or a specific food. Browse by cuisine, neighborhoods and most popular menus.

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Zagat
Best New York City Restaurants. Browse by cuisine, neighborhood, target features, meals served and menus. Restaurant information includes reviews, signature dishes and features such as organic ingredients. Categories include everything from American and barbecue to child-friendly and dining at the bar. Ratings and detailed reviews only available to paid members.

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Tripadvisor
Browse by cuisine, neighborhoods, dining options and price. Sort by popularity, price and online booking. Includes maps, directions and places nearby. Large database of listings and user reviews.

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New York Daily News
Comprehensive listings and extensive coverage including all of New York City, Westchester and Fairfield Counties, New Jersey and Long Island. Browse by city, distance, price, cuisine and user or critic. Refine searches by coupons, reservations or menus. Detailed restaurant descriptions and information including an interactive map.

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City Search
Large database for New York area. Browse by locations, cuisine, type of restaurant and special features. Comprehensive listings for each restaurant including copious reviews, tweets, editor's tips, photos, menus, maps and directions.

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Gayot
Professional restaurant reviews and ratings. Browse by name, area, price range, cuisine and features. There are also results based on top ten lists, reviews, blogs, forums, food & wine events and new restaurant news. There is also a "Reserve a Table" option.

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Yahoo Travel
Extensive listings with comprehensive user reviews. Search functionality is limited. Browse by cuisine and atmosphere, and sort by popularity and highest rated.

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Nickelodeon Parents Connect
Restaurant guide to New York City with restaurants that are kid friendly. This includes amenities such as high chairs, changing tables, etc. Browse over 550 restaurants by cuisine, theme and other features. Sort by editor favorites and highest rated.

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Happy Cow
Vegetarian restaurant and natural food store directory. Browse by distance from your location, ratings, price and type. Includes detailed information, reviews and links to the restaurants.

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Chowhound
Popular food community with ratings, reviews and discussions of New York City restaurants. Refine search by cuisine, features, highest rated and price.

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Restaurant Row
Features top 10 list, menus and reservations. Search by cuisine, features, ambiance, entertainment and price.

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Food & Wine
Alphabetic listings of Food & Wine's reviews of over 500 New York City restaurants from the past decade. Special emphasis on Brooklyn and Manhattan. Sort by name or award.

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Fodor's
Several hundred selective restaurant reviews and "Fodor's Picks" grouped alphabetically. Most listings include an interactive map and a Make a Reservation feature in addition to general information about each restaurant.

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Lonelyplanet.com
Small database includes reviews, ratings, maps and things to do nearby. Browse by cuisine type.

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Frommer's
Highly selective list of over 100 New York City restaurants including reviews. Search by price, cuisine type and neighborhood.

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Travel + Leisure
Travel + Leisure Magazine's selective list of over 400 New York City restaurants. Many are filled with editorial comments and suggestions.

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Concierge
Concierge's 600 plus editor's picks for New York City restaurants. Includes editor's description and suggestions, photos and general information with links to restaurant websites.

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator's list of award-winning NY restaurants. Each listing includes award level, wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing, user ratings and an interactive map.

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Travel DK
DK Guides select list of New York City restaurants. Sort alphabetically or by highest rated. Listings include a interactive map and general restaurant information.

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Daily Candy
Daily Candy's listings for restaurants and other food related venues. Search by neighborhood, business type, food type, products, services, tags and people.

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Eater
Popular NYC restaurant, bar and nightlife blog. Good resource to find out what's opening where; who's serving what, and how it's all going down.

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Guide to Dining Out & Dining on the Go
Guide to dining out and dining on the go. Tips on the best choices to make when eating various types of cuisine that won’t wreak havoc on your calorie goals.

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Top Tips for Restaurants

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Use MenuPages nifty search engine
To find a restaurant that has a food or dish you like.

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Make reservations to eat at the bar of restaurants that are normally full.
Also, check out or research cheaper bar menus available at some restaurants.

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Order two appetizers instead of an entree.
Frequently this will cost less and offer a better chance to sample a variety of foods.

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Marry any wine with any dish.
There are no rules when it comes to personal preferences. However, check out Gayot's general rule of thumb recommendations for food and wine pairings.

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In general, it's still advisable to call and make reservations at hot restaurants.
Be sure to ask if you can be wait-listed if they are sold out or try to reserve seats at the bar.

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Take advantage of early-bird, prix fixe specials.

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Skip desserts.
They are usually pricey and unhealthy, unless you order a cheese plate and fruit.

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Ask your waiter for the chef's favorite dish.
It's frequently one of the best things on the menu.

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Top Articles for Restaurants

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Great Resource for NYC Restaurants & Foodies

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Interactive Map with Michelin Starred Restaurants

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The Favorite New York Restaurants of the City's Top Food Bloggers

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New York City Required Eating
Includes where to get New York classics like bagels, New York Style cheesecake, black and white cookies, deli sandwiches, New York City pizza and tasting menus.

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Family Friendly Restaurants
A selective list and description of the best New York City family restaurants.

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Kid Friendly Restaurants in New York City

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Breakfast
Frommer's favorite breakfast places in New York City.

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New York City's Best Hangover Restaurants

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New York City: Cheap Eats
Good overview of pizza, bagels, pushcarts and more.

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Best Dining Bets
The most unforgettable dining experiences in New York.

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New York City Restaurant Week

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Top 5 Best Brunch Spots in Manhattan

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The 38 Essential New York Restaurants, Oct 12
Includes interactive map and posts/comments.

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Top Social for Restaurants

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Chowhound
The Best: Tips for dining, eating and food shopping across the NY region. Over 7,000 topics.

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Foursquare
Look for the ORANGE box for specials.

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Tripadvisor
New York City's most active forum on restaurants.

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Mouthfuls Food
Popular New York City restaurant forum with thousands of posts from members with profiles.

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Travel Blogs
Includes hundreds of top-rated blogs about New York City. Use the little search box at the top of the page to refine your search (e.g. New York City; New York City Restaurants (or search for blogs for any other city, lifestyle, interest etc.)

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eGullet Forums
"Best Of" threads on the Society for Culinary Arts & Letters forum on NY. Includes over 70 categories with dozens of great posts for each.

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Kunda Eats
Kunda is one of the best resources for comprehensive information on restaurants in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area: include daily newspapers, alt-weeklies, monthlies, portals, blogs, review sites, articles, television shows and discussion boards.

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Tripadvisor New York City Restaurant Hot List
This popular thread has more than 800 replies.

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Quora
Active discussion board about New York City.

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Tripadvisor
The mother of all New York City forums. Includes over 94,000 topics. Good place to ask a question.

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Yelp
Active local, community discussions with highly refined search options (e.g. my conversations, local questions & answers, events, food, travel, shopping). Include/invite friends using email addresses.

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Ask.com
Active, robust community weblog whose purpose is to share links and discuss content that users have discovered on the web. Includes over 1,800 New York City posts.

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Where I've Been
Travel community. Select country and topics of interest. Ask a question or start a conversation and let the community help you. Create a friends list.

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Ask a New Yorker
Popular, active forum. Posts categorized by neighborhood.

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Lonely Planet
One of the Internets most popular and highly acclaimed travel community forums. Browse through over 14,000 NYC posts.

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Top Deals for Restaurants

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Groupon
Deep discounts on (some over 80%) restaurants, spas, health and beauty, fitness, entertainment and more.

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Restaurant.com
Choose the neighborhood and cuisine of your choice to find deals up to 50% off. You must purchase a gift certificate ahead of time.

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City Search
Discover these hidden restaurant deals, by contributor Patrick Heig.

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Fantabulously Frugal
Portal/directory (with direct links) to over 30 New York City daily deal sites, sample sites and more.

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Bloom Spot
Up to 70% off on restaurants, activities, spas, getaways and more.

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Yip It
Collects discounts from all the major coupon and voucher sites and lists them (e.g. Groupon, Tippr, Travelzoo)

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Dealery
This aggregator searches multiple daily deal sites like Groupon and Tippr to help you find discounts on restaurants and other services.

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Shop At Home
Search 1000's of online stores. Get cash back rewards and online coupons.

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Gilt City
75% off of restaurants, spas, events and more.

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Blackboard Eats
"Unreal deals from the best restaurants". BlackboardEats is a free email service providing exclusive deals at top restaurants in New York, handpicked and written by food editors and writers.

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Daily Candy
Daily Candys’ deals on “NYC hidden gems” at 40 to 70% off.

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Restaurant
Save money on restaurants with gift certificates. Includes maps, menus, and virtual tours of participating restaurants. Browse by neighborhood and refine search with options such as cuisine type and special features.
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About.com
Good article with selective links to NYC deals for theater, travel packages, hotels, restaurants, museums and more.

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2011 New York City Entertainment Book
Over $12,000 worth of local coupons including 288 restaurant coupons. Cost is $15 plus free shipping.

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Queens Mamas
Best deal-a-day sites for New York City (with emphasis on kids)

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Deal Find
One coupon each day for things to eat, see, do and buy in New York (e.g. Save 50% to 90% on New York City restaurants).

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Scout Mob
Big discounts from local eateries and bars, including occasional free deals. Coupon codes can be sent to your mobile device.

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